Gmail Tap coming to Android and iOS

Gmail Tap coming to Android and iOS
Google has really outdone itself with this year's crop of April Fools pranks. We already showed you the cream of the crop with 8-bit Google Maps, but Google also has a good one specifically for mobile with Gmail Tap.

Apparently, keyboards and voice dictation are just not the best option for quick and easy text input on a mobile device so Google has enlisted the help of software engineer Reed Morse, relative of Morse Code inventor Samuel F. B. Morse (distant relative of course). Rather than having to use an unwieldy 26 keys on a QWERTY keyboard to tap out our messages, we just need two: a dot and a dash. 

As absurd as the idea may be, it certainly would make no-look messaging a bit easier, provided you could learn Morse Code of course. And, of course Morse Code is an international language, so this could have been made available worldwide right away. This gag product would have been made available to Android and iOS if it were real. Interesting that Windows Phone got left out of the joke. 

source: Gmail Blog

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17 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1438; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The last guy looks like LL.COOL.J......LOL.....that was great.

6. sdot770

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

That was LL Cool J!!! Real name is Todd Smith. That was hillarious

2. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

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9. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Translation: THIS IS GREAT. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOREVER TO USE MORSE CODE. NO LONGER WILL I HAVE TO WASTE TIME LOOKING FOR THE LETTER ON A KEYBOARD. I CAN NOW SIMPLY PUSH ONE OF TWO BUTTONS. JUST THINK HOW MUCH FASTER CHAT WILL BECOME. THANKS GOOGLE.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And it would be soooo much easier for computers to process - Morse code is binary (dot and dash). Just think of how fast even the slowest handset would be running Morse.....

4. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I cant download it. It is available only 2nd of april

5. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

actually, i would not mind trying this. It really seemed to be the only way to type on the screen without looking at it. But, its april fools

7. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Now Apple, that is true innovation...

11. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

That made me laugh

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Haha, I can actually see this happening lol. Apple should totally grow a sense of humor like these guys

10. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Damn... Google is on a roll this April 1st. I cant decide if I like Google Maps 8-bit for the NES or this Gmail Tap more. The day's not even over yet. I wonder if there will be anything else? Could we perhaps have a poll about which product we like more? :-D

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

next, apple releases iDot in iOS6 with the follow up in iOS7.. iDash, and then promptly sues google saying that iDot was in development first, and thus, they invented it.

14. jjackielz

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

hahaha i love this stuff.

15. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

got this on my phone and i am enjoying it. Play has this software although it is a third party developer . Its fun

16. phoneguru173

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Droid X Doug - Binary system is 1010101010101010101, not dot and dashes!

17. kmix1987

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I was waiting for Google to come out with a good april fools joke, almost didnt think they would until i saw the actually dot dash keys, and was like what the heck...Google, awesome company...

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